Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 12, 1977 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, October 12, 1977
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: r : '!nT'; Weonexuiy. uctooer 12. 1977 Editor's Outlook Sexism And Sanity lODlIu UJ. The Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind.—7 By JENKIN LLOYD JONES They had n link- dust-up in a meeting of Ihc Union of British Columbia Municip.-iliiic.s Die other day. Alderman Doreen Lnwson of Burnahy demanded thai her title be changed from Alderman to councillor on the grounds that Ihc latter would describe both men and women Alderman Stella Jo Do.-in nf North Vancouver countered with some sarcastic comments about the "huperson race" and asked whether sea captains should be tokl they can only "person the lifeboats." After these yaks were satisfactorily milked the union held to alderman. In the last year or two many writers have had fun grinding out wry pieces about work- personship. proplekind. person- of-war. humanhunt, per- sonmadeandso forth. Indeed, if the word "man" were outlawed as a generic term (or either sex. about -100 verses in the Bible would have to be rewritten. It is an axiom of human behavior that no good idea was ever conceived that someone couldn't run into the ground. • and what is flippantly referred • to as "women's lib" is one of • these good ideas. As the struggle of womankind to free itself from various degrees of purdah has achieved success after success the soprano screams of outrage- have grown in volume. This" is human. Hopeless people don't complain much. Bui give them progress and some victories and the hollering burgeons. What we have now is a situation in which the walls of male cxclusiveness have been breached in most of the Western world and desperate resistors have fallen back to Ihe last- stand towers and keeps. The hard and recently won battle to get women into the Episcopal priesthood has caused a schism, the dimensions of which ore still not clear. And a more muted drive for a Catholic female priesthood still hangs back from the molten lead and boiling oil on the Vatican parapets. But eventually women will sweep away the last formal barriers to full participation in religious activities, and then Ihe die-hard opponents will make a wonderful discovery. Almost nothing will happen. Many Protestant sects have ordained woman for over n century. But pulpits are occupied by practically none. For some idiotic reason, parishioners hnth male and female have a distaste for being married or buried by a woman. So the lady reverends have It is, therefore, not that Iho admission o! women to hitherto ;i! I - m a 1 e activities will revolutionize those activities. It is merely that the forbidding is doomed. The end ol the forbidding has long been overdue, and the libbers ari' right in fighting low promotion ceilings and »e.\ist wage differentials. Furthermore, ending male exclusive-ness adds lo productivity a n d m a n p o w e r i p e r- sonpower?). The woman held lo employment below her talents and ambitions is a human tragedy and an economic waste. But out of all those truisms there is arising a bit of nonsense, now being fiercely pressed by Die lunatic fringe of the libs. And that is thai, aside from minor plumbing arrangements, there is no detectable difference between human males and females. A current manifestation of this is a drive, already showing success, to prcssurt textbook publishers and school administrations to eliminate "sexist stereotypes" and "traditional roles." Thus, new textbooks are being sought that will describe how the wife goes forth to run General Motors or at least string tiighline for the power company, while the husband does the dishes, minds the baby and tends Ihe hollyhocks. Unisex is personure. There are, indeed, distinctive roles (hat human experience has assigned to the two sexes, and the fact that they are roughly (he same throughout the world indicates that their reason is by no means merely traditional. From earliest history Ihe man has, in general, been the himter and the warrior lor the breadwinner and the entrepreneur i and the woman, again in general, the keeper of kids and (he kraal. Children with dominant mothers and feeble N or absent fathers get into all kinds of psychological problems. Homosexuality and lesbianisni 'are often born of a confusion (if masculinity and femininity. There isbasieheal thin a posilive pair of pants and in a mother who sang, with "The Flower Drum Song." "I adore being a girl!" This doesn't mean that Elizabeth the First wasn't a bloody good monarch land bloody she was). It doesn't mean that (icneral Motors, and even the United States, may not someday be well managed by a woman. But let's not have our primer readers personipulated by any generally drifted into church such goofincss as "Look, look, 'administration or church social look! Look at Mama drive the work. Their ordination is more 460-horse diesel Cat. Sec. ,see! of un unused pass. Sec Papa pluck the pansies." THE UNITED STATES doesn't intend to take "no for an answer" in its efforts to have Tongsun Park return from South Korea to testily in the influence-buying inquiry, according to the Justice Department. BLACKWOODS SOUTHSIDE GROCERY 20 1 Burlington Ave. ^.THURSDAY SPECIAL FAME LOWFAT MILK GAL. 69 Sen. Bayh Criticizes Navy's Proposed Cutback WASHINGTON i CHI i - Sen. Birch Bayh. D-lnd.. Tuesday crilicized the Navy's proposed cutback of 2:!(i employees al Ihe Niival Avionics Facility al Indianapolis. Bayh charged that'the action opposed the intent of t'nnuivss in the Pen-ir'ment of Defense Author-:i<!-!r. Ac;. ••While '•(•iv.xlitws were made in the C'uiirii'essiomil manpower ceilings for [he Department of Defense, I he Senate report, the DOB Aulhori/atioii Act for Fiscal IH78. and the Committee of Conference's: report clearly direct thai such commercial and industrial type activities should be provided with adequate personnel support," Bayh said in a statement. ' "It is therefore of great concern' to me that NAF1 is faced with a . substantial .•reduction of manpower when, at the same lime, ihc workload will increase by five per cent or more."Bayhsaid. . The criticism -"also was included in a letter to Navy Secretary X. Graham Claytor. Bayh said. anniversary sale, 20% off men's suits. Sale $ 68 Reg. $85/Men's striped British look three piece suit of texturized polyester. Features semi-r6pe shoulder. center ven! and (lapped-coat pockets Muted stripes. Regular, long. 20%off all dress shirts. Sale 9.60 Reg. $12. Polyester/cotton broadcloth tailored along single- needle lines for better fit. Long sleeved styling'in light ' solids. I4'/j to 16W. Short sleeve, reg, 510. Sale $8 ' Reg. S12..Po!yester/cotton.fashion 'striped shirt with long sleeves, medium spread collar. )4Vi to. J6'/j. Short sleeve, reg, $10, Sale S8 Reg. $12. Tone-on-tone polyester/ • cotton shirt has button-through placket sleeve. White and light pastels. Sizes 14'/j to ]6'/i Short sleeve, reg. $10. Sale S8 Sale prices effective through Sunday. 75 Water and stain repelfont Storm coat ii woven polyester With orlon pile collar lining and flap pockets. Regular and long sizes Sale $ 88 Reg. $110. Men's three piece suit of polyester/ 1 ; wool. Traditional look in dressy iplaids, Center veni and straight flap pockets. Brisk plaids. Regular, short and long Sal«*60 fag. $75. Men's three piece suit of double knit polyester. Up-to-date hacking flap pockets on coots and vest.. ' Center, vent. . Contemporary colors. Regular, and long. Sale price* effective through Sunday. JCPenney Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. 'til 9 p.m. Sunday 12:30 til $

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